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Frequently Asked Questions about Estate and Inheritance Tax

3 - What are the requirements for filing a Maryland estate tax return?

The filing requirement varies depending on the year of the decedent's death.

Generally, a return is required for every estate whose federal gross estate, plus adjusted taxable gifts, plus property for which a Maryland Qualified Terminal Interest Property (QTIP) election which previously made on a Maryland estate tax return filed for the estate of the decedent's predeceased spouse, equals or exceeds the Maryland estate tax exemption amount for the year of the decedentís death, and the decedent at the date of death was a Maryland resident or a nonresident but owned real or tangible personal property having a taxable situs in Maryland.

The filing requirement varies depending on the year of the decedent's death.

Year of death Gross estate
2019 and after $Federal exemption amount
2018 $4,000,000
2017 $3,000,000
2016 $2,000,000
2015 $1,500,000
2002-2014 $1,000,000
2000-2001 $675,000
1999 $650,000
Prior to 1999 Contact us

For more information, see Filing the Estate Tax Return



 
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Estate-Inheritance-Fiduciary Tax FAQs
  q1 - What is the Maryland estate tax? What is the tax rate?
  q2 - Who is responsible for filing the Maryland estate tax return?
  q3 - What are the requirements for filing a Maryland estate tax return?
  q4 - How do I file the Maryland estate tax return? And when?
  q5 - Can I get an extension to file the Maryland return or pay the Maryland estate tax?
  q6 - What legislative changes affect the Maryland estate tax?
  q7 - What about the inheritance tax?
  q8 - What if Maryland inheritance and estate taxes are both due? Isn't that double taxation?
  q9 - Are there interest or penalty charges for late payment of the tax?
  q10 - Can I get a refund if I overpay?
  q11 - What are fiduciaries and must they file fiduciary tax returns?
  q12 - How are personal representatives affected by state income tax?
  q13 - If I open and close the estate in the same year, am I required to file a Maryland income tax fiduciary return?
  q14 - What Maryland forms are needed to meet these fiduciary filing requirements?
 
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